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Conradina canescens (False rosemary)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Conradina canescens

Conradina canescens (Torr. & A. Gray ex Benth.) A. Gray

False Rosemary, Wild Rosemary, Conradina

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Synonym(s): Calamintha canescens, Conradina brevifolia, Conradina puberula

USDA Symbol: COCA19

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Inflorescence: Axillary
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Nutlets.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Blue , Violet
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Dec
Bloom Notes: The lower lip of the flower has dark spots on it.


Native Habitat: Coastal scrub.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Conradina canescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Conradina canescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Conradina canescens


Record Modified: 2022-12-09
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